Category: Law Articles

Proof of Informal Marriage

As an El Paso, Texas, divorce lawyer I have worked with clients who are dealing with what is called an informal marriage. Sometimes an informal marriage is referred to as a common law marriage.     Let’s look at how one proves the existence of an informal marriage.  Here is the language from the Texas Family Code.  It is found in

Grandparent Rights

Oftentimes a grandparent believes that he or she needs to get involved in the life of a grandchild, even over the objections of the biological parent or parents.  Here is a brief “starting point” for that involvement.  It is not easy!   A grandparent may be seeking to be named as a managing conservator.  Or, under certain circumstances a

Temporary Orders

In cases involving divorce, paternity suits or other cases involving the parent-child relationship a party may ask his or her attorney to seek a temporary order.  The purpose of a temporary order is to obtain a court order for the protection of the child and for protection of marital property during the pendency of a case.  A

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